Mar 11, 2016

Government to mull steps to address day care shortages

The government said Friday it plans to draw up emergency measures by the end of the month to increase the capacity of day care centers, after an anonymous blog post purportedly written by a frustrated mother went viral online, sparking public outrage over the ...

Britain's Prince George, 2, has first day at nursery

Jan 7, 2016

Britain's Prince George, 2, has first day at nursery

Britain’s Prince George had his first day at nursery on Wednesday, prompting his proud mother, Kate, to take his photograph as she and Prince William dropped him off. The two pictures, released by royal officials, show the 2-year-old prince in a navy blue quilted ...

Razed dormitories in Tokyo being replaced by nurseries

Jul 26, 2015

Razed dormitories in Tokyo being replaced by nurseries

The Finance Ministry is helping to address the shortage of child day care facilities by allowing operators to use state-owned land. In June 2013, the government declared that reducing or eliminating the number of children on waiting lists was a priority policy. This prompted ...

Miyagi town settles over toddler's tsunami death

Dec 24, 2014

Miyagi town settles over toddler's tsunami death

The parents of a toddler killed in the 2011 tsunami while in the care of a municipal nursery reached a settlement with authorities on Wednesday in a damages suit heard at the Sendai High Court. Ryo Shibuya, 31, and his wife lost their 2-year-old ...